WWW Wednesday, 28-September-2016

28 Sep

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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aristotleCurrently reading: I made some minor progress on In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson during my lunch breaks. I just passed 60% so maybe another two months? Haha. It’s really good, don’t get me wrong!
On hold with World Without End by Ken Follett.
I needed a new audiobook and I decided to give Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz a try. I’ve seen a lot of wonderful things about this book on others’ posts and I need some YA in my life. Great so far, I’m really loving it.
I finally started Slade House by David Mitchell. No opinion on if I like it yet. I’m hoping to speed through this one and make a little time for a book of my choice off my shelves. We’ll see if life will let that happen.

Henrietta LacksRecently finished: I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot just in time for book club! I finished it Sunday night and we meet Mondays. Phew! I really enjoyed the story and I’ll have a review of it up tomorrow!
SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner was also a win for me. I loved the first one and this was equally enjoyable. My post went up yesterday so check that out and let me know if you had to suddenly go out and buy it.

stillaliceReading Next: I’m going to get a jump-start on my next book club book. We’re reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I’m a little iffy on this book because it seems like it might be really sad and I don’t want sad! Fingers crossed the ending doesn’t make me cry.

I have a class after work Wednesdays through November so please be patient with me due to delayed responses. I’m checking as often as I can.

Leave a comment with your link and a comment (if you’re so inclined). Take a look at the other participant links in the comments and look at what others are reading.

Have any opinions on these choices?

Until next time, write on.

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58 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 28-September-2016”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 28, 2016 at 2:03 AM #

    I loved Still Alice….I also have the movie. Such a great story. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 8:24 AM #

      Good to hear it! I’m looking forward to that one. Happy Wednesday!


  2. cleopatralovesbooks September 28, 2016 at 2:05 AM #

    I do hope you don’t find Still Alice too sad – Here is my Wednesday post



    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 6:01 PM #

      Thanks! Fingers crossed I don’t cry, haha! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


  3. Emily Witt September 28, 2016 at 3:31 AM #

    I feel like Still Alice definitely has to be at least a bit sad, but maybe poignant as well? Good luck with it.

    My post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

      I’m hoping it’s not too sad! I need a little happy. Happy Wednesday!


  4. alilovesbooks September 28, 2016 at 3:46 AM #

    I’ve had Aristotle and Dante on my want to read list forever so I can’t wait to hear what your final verdict is.

    Here’s my WWW: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28th-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 11:23 AM #

      I’m loving it so far. I can’t wait to see how it resolves. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. sarinalangerwriter September 28, 2016 at 4:35 AM #

    I’ve heard some really good things about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe! I’ll keep an eye out for your review when you’re done 🙂
    Well done for making progress on In the Garden of Beasts! Don’t worry about replying, you’ll get there when you get there 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28th-september-2016/

    Happy reading! 🙂


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 11:33 AM #

      I’m flying through Aristotle and Dante. Such a good story! I’m stealing time in lunch to talk to you all, haha. Happy Wednesday!


  6. Bathtime Reads September 28, 2016 at 6:23 AM #

    Still Alice does seem like it will be sad, but I’m sure it’s very good too! 🙂

    My WWW: https://bathtimereads.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28th-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM #

      I’m hoping it’s a fast read for me. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Clare Stone September 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM #

    I am so interested to see what you think of Aristotle and Dante – that one has been on my wishlist for a really long time! May have to request it for Christmas, especially if you enjoy it!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:20 PM #

      Adoring it so far! Highly recommended. Happy Wednesday!


  8. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads September 28, 2016 at 8:36 AM #

    Ooh I’ve been thinking of listening to Aristotle & Dante on audiobook. Hope you enjoy it.
    I’ll definitely be looking out for your review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – that looks really good.
    Here’s my WWW: https://kourtnireads.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-928/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:26 PM #

      It’s ready to go tomorrow and A&D will likely come next week! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Juhi💜-Girl who reads September 28, 2016 at 8:57 AM #

    Aristotle & Dante are so going on my TBR.
    Here’s my WWW: https://juhidwivedi.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:28 PM #

      Awesome! I’m rushing toward the end and loving it. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. 4thhouseontheleft September 28, 2016 at 9:29 AM #

    I read Still Alice for book club last year. It is sad, but also a wonderful book.
    Here’s my WWW: https://4thhouseontheleft.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:32 PM #

      Glad to hear! We’ve had so many gloomy books lately, I think after this one we’ll need a change. Happy Wednesday!


  11. Claire | Art and Soul September 28, 2016 at 10:05 AM #

    I hope you enjoy Aristotle and Dante. I thought it was very good, but didn’t love it as much as many other reviewers (I think this may be just me!).

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-28th-september-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM #

      I think it’s really sweet so far. It’s refreshing to read a book about friendship (if this is wrong, don’t tell me!). I have an hour left in the audiobook so I hope I finish it this weekend. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Denise @ Life With No Plot September 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM #

    I’m almost reading as many books as you are these days! I also have Aristotle and Dante on my TBR. Hopefully I will get to it someday.

    Here’s my post: https://lifewithnoplot.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-for-september-28th/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM #

      Haha, I always have too much going on. I need to get some of these off the list! Happy Wednesday!


  13. anovelglimpse September 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM #

    I’ve wanted to read Aristotle and Dante for a long time! I hope you enjoy listening to it.
    My WWW Wednesday.


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:37 PM #

      It’s really great so far. I’ve been meaning to pick it up for ages. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Curious Daisy September 28, 2016 at 10:42 AM #

    Ari and Dante has been on my TBR for ages. Maybe I shoul finally get a copy hehe 😀 http://www.curious-daisy.com/www-wednesdays/www-wednesday-september-28-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:38 PM #

      I was the same way! I kept thinking “I’d like to read that one,” so I just grabbed it! Happy Wednesday.


  15. faithrivens September 28, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    I have Aristotle and Dante on my TBR! I’ve heard such great things about it and the cover is stunning! Glad to hear you’re enjoying it so far 🙂
    And congrats on the progress you’re making with In the Garden of Beasts!
    Happy Reading!


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

      Still really enjoying it with an hour left in the audio! I hope to find more time to read ‘Beasts’ but I don’t think it will happen this week. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Alex @ Young At Heart Books September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM #

    I saw the movie Still Alice and it was heartbreaking. I imagine the book would be equally sad! I’ll be looking forward to your review on it 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://youngatheart1blog.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-7/#more-4290


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:41 PM #

      Oh no! I hope I don’t cry too much. I’m not good with sad, haha. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. siderealday September 28, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    I’ve heard good – if sad – things about Still Alice, but I keep thinking about reading it anyways. And Dante and Aristotle sounds really fun! Yay for progress on In the Garden of Beasts! I hope you’re able to continue pushing ahead with it.
    Here’s my WWW post: https://siderealday.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-928/
    Thanks for hosting and happy reading!


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:43 PM #

      My book club needs some less sad books soon, it’s been a long stretch of them, haha. A&D is a nice break from the sad. We missed you last Tuesday! (I don’t remember if I said that yet.) Happy Wednesday.


  18. Kwizgiver September 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM #

    I loved Dante & Aristotle! The audio is terrific (read by Lin Manuel Miranda)!



    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:45 PM #

      I have the same copy! Miranda is doing an awesome job with it. Happy Wednesday!


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:46 PM #

      Hope you can enjoy it soon. Happy Wednesday!


  19. Jasmine September 28, 2016 at 2:18 PM #

    I had so much fun reading Aristotle and Dante Discovered the Universe. Hope you are liking it too!


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:48 PM #

      Thanks! It’s been really fun so far and I’m hoping to wrap it up tomorrow. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. dez | the fun in reading books September 28, 2016 at 3:28 PM #

    I’ve also seen a lot of good things about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and been thinking of reading it. Maybe when I find a copy somewhere. Haha. Here’s my WWW: https://thefuninreadingbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-september-28-2016/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:50 PM #

      If you can find the audio, it’s really excellent. Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

      • dez | the fun in reading books September 29, 2016 at 2:42 AM #

        Oh, I’ll try to find the audio. Thanks! 🙂


  21. rabbitearsblog September 28, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    All of these books sound awesome! I’m glad you’re enjoying them! Here’s my WWW: http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/www-wednesdays-10-september-28-2016.html


  22. Sally Allen September 28, 2016 at 4:22 PM #

    I’m excited to hear what you think of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – I’ve had that one on my radar for a while. Hope you enjoy it!
    Here is my WWW Wednesday, and thank you for hosting it! http://sallyallenbooks.com/2016/09/wednesday-reading-september-28/


    • Sam September 28, 2016 at 5:56 PM #

      It’s been on my radar so long that I gave in! Happy Wednesday!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Yvo September 28, 2016 at 6:44 PM #

    There are a lot of interesting books on your list! I have been wanting to get a copy of Aristotle for ages after various recommendations… And I’ve read Lisa Genova’s other novel Left Neglected, which was really interesting; Still Alice is on my TBR although I can understand why you wouldn’t be looking forward to it if you’re not in the mood for sad. I hope you will enjoy your books this week. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam September 29, 2016 at 8:25 AM #

      Good to hear you enjoyed Genova’s other book! We’ll see how this one goes with all the sad, haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Candy @ So little time... September 28, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

    ‘Aristotle and Dante’ looks good! I hadn’t heard of it before. I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far!

    Here’s my post: http://candy-m.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-are-you-reading-september-28-2016_28.html

    I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for hosting!


    • Sam September 29, 2016 at 8:28 AM #

      I fell in love with the cover a while back and I’ve had my eye on it ever since. Happy reading!


  25. S B Williams September 29, 2016 at 8:29 PM #

    I thought I was smart until I read Freakanomics LOL. That was a hard book for me. Uh, I also loathe economics, though I agreed with some of and disagreed with other portions of the first book. Didn’t know he wrote a 2nd. Interesting. Might go check out your review.
    Here’s my link. https://authorswilliams.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/www-wednesday-september-round-up/


    • Sam September 29, 2016 at 8:50 PM #

      I was a huge fan of the first book so I was really excited about a sequel. They’re very similar so if you didn’t like the fist you might not like the second. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • S B Williams October 3, 2016 at 1:14 AM #

        Don’t get me wrong, it’s a well written, well thought out text. Not my thing but interesting none the less.


  26. poseidons99 October 2, 2016 at 7:28 AM #

    Have heard good words about Henrieta. 🙂

    Here’s my post – https://poseidons99.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/izlasiju-lasu-lasisu-45-26-09-02-10/


    • Sam October 2, 2016 at 9:26 PM #

      It was enjoyable, I recommend it! Happy reading.



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